Friday, May 30, 2008

More Bellas!!!

Guess what....thanks to my of my lovely friends who read my blog about the how my son did not "delete" my memory card, I took it to a local camera shop and they were able to recover most of the pictures! YAY!!!!!! I am so happy right now, i am dancing around at my desk! and it only cost me $10.00!!!
So, I was able to get a few pics of cards i recently made....Bellas of course.....

the first on is bridalpartybella, i think this one is just too cute!!! I made it for my sister to use w/her brides as a thank you card.

the next one is rockabella and the background has been cuttlebugged w/the music not embossing folder and the sentiment is from inkadinkado....I just luvey the "kid's sayings" sentiments....I bought a whole bunch of them from Loreen at, she ordered them just for me (made me feel so special!!) If you havent visited her shop, you should!

this last one is a cute chicky from CC Designs, I think, I got it from a wonderful girl at WishRAK group on SCS. I again used my cuttlebug for the background! I really luv my cuttlebug & cant wait for the new folders to come out!!!
Well hope everyone is having a fabulous Friday!!!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Another Postabella card and a FAT CAT

Here is my 2nd Postabella card sent to me by Laurel Seabrook and she sent all these adorable images with...yay Laurel!!!! apparently I missed the memo about using pink and black on the postabella cards this month, but i am so pleased with the cards i received both ladies did an awesome job, dontcha think? so Thank you Laurel for this awesome card!

Next, this is my Cat....Missour' FatCat.....doesnt he look like a big fluff ball and he probably weighs 15 or 20 lbs....which is ridiculously FAT, but this is his normal level of activity....NONE! he just lays around being fat all the time. anyway, my son took this picture, right before he completely erased my memory card....hopefully, my pictures are ACTUALLY on my home computer like he says, but i surely could not find them!!! ARGH!!!

have a wonderful and blessed day!!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Super Great weekend!

I hope everyone had a wonderful, relaxing weekend....mine was very productive, and we had a small family birthday party for my grandaughter, Kailyn's, 1st birthday. She is such a cutie....i call her P3 (pretty pretty princess) so i thought i would let you see how much fun she had eating her very own cake. Doesnt she look like she is having a wonderful time?
Well I had some cards to show ya but my son apparently took off with my camera, so that will have to wait until later when he gets home...right after i kick his butt for taking it....heehee!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Like blog candy????

My blog buddy is about to hit her 5K mark...woo hoo...and to celebrate she is giving away some awesome blog candy here:

so stop by and say hi and help her out for a chance to win some awesome stuff!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Here is a picture of the cutest Bikeabella card i received through the Postabella group I belong to.......This Card was made by Simone Campbell, didnt she do a great job on it!!! and she left it
blank in case i want to ever use it to send to someone sweet.....however, it is tooo pretty i may not want to give it up! heeheehee!!! You can visit her awesome blog at . I think you will enjoy it, she has a lot of really creative cards on her blog, so stop by and say HI and make sure you tell her what an awesome job she did on this postabella card! Thanks Simone! I will post pics of the postabella cards I am sending out has been a crazy week for me and not enough hours in the day! Hope everyone is having a wonderful day and only ONE MORE DAY til the long weekend!!! woo hoo!!!

Friday, May 16, 2008


I am SOOOO glad it is finally Friday, now if 5:00 could just get here a little faster that would be GREAT! what can i say it has been a LOOOOOONNNNNGGGGG week! well the first thing I have to share today is a pic of the PIF blog candy I won from Dannie earlier last week, but i just got it uploaded , so here it is....

The picture is a little dark but she sent me some of the cutest stuff to play with, thank you again, Dannie!

Next are two cards I made with Fluffles the Cat from Stampendous. Both were colored with prismacolor pencils and gamsol. Then I used my cuttlebug for the background cardstock and added a little bitta ribbon. They are very simple cards but I think they turned out really kinda cute.

Hope everyone has a great weekend and enjoy the nice pretty weather! We will be delivery BBQ to all the wonderful people who ordered from our fundraiser, so I know they will be eating some YUMMY food for dinner Saturday night!!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Something Borrowed.....

But oh sooo true!!!! I have been sick for a couple of days...not able to breathe most of the time and feelin' like u know what the rest of the time, so no cards today....but a little something to laugh at (only cuz it is sooooo accurate and only funny if it is happening to somebody else!!!) so here is where the borrowing comes in....I read this on Joanne B's blog and her husband sent it to her and when i read it i could not stop laughing!!! so i hope she doesnt mind that i am borrowing it to share with you ( my friends) I especially like LESSON 5 & LESSON 7!!! i THINK EVERYONE should have to take this test Before having kids!!!

Thinking of Having Kids?Do this 11 step program first!

Lesson 1
1. Go to the grocery store
2. Arrange to have your salary paid directly to their head office.
3. Go home.
4. Pick up the paper.
5. Read it for the last time.

Lesson 2
Before you finally go ahead and have children, find a couple who already are parents and berate them about their...1. Methods of discipline.2. Lack of patience.3. Appallingly low tolerance levels.4. Allowing their children to run wild.5. Suggest ways in which they might improve their child's breastfeeding, sleep habits, toilet training, table manners, and overall behavior.
Enjoy it because it will be the last time in your life you will have all the answers.

Lesson 3
A really good way to discover how the nights might feel... 1. Get home from work and immediately begin walking around the living room from 5PM to 10PM carrying a wet bag weighing approximately 8-12 pounds, with a radio turned to static (or some other obnoxious sound) playing loudly. (Eat cold food with one hand for dinner)2. At 10PM, put the bag gently down, set the alarm for midnight, and go to sleep.3. Get up at 12 and walk around the living room again, with the bag, until 1AM.4. Set the alarm for 3AM.5. As you can't get back to sleep, get up at 2AM and make a drink and watch an infomercial.6. Go to bed at 2:45AM.7. Get up at 3AM when the alarm goes off.8. Sing songs quietly in the dark until 4AM.9. Get up. Make breakfast. Get ready for work and go to work (work hard and be productive)Repeat steps 1-9 each night. Keep this up for 3-5 years. Look cheerful and together.

Lesson 4
Can you stand the mess children make? To find out...1. Smear peanut butter onto the sofa and jam onto the curtains2. Hide a piece of raw chicken behind the stereo and leave it there all summer.3. Stick your fingers in the flower bed.4. Then rub them o n the clean walls.5. Take your favorite book, photo album, etc. Wreck it.6. Spill milk on your new pillows. Cover the stains with crayons.How does that look?

Lesson 5
Dressing small children is not as easy as it seems.1. Buy an octopus and a small bag made out of loose mesh.2. Attempt to put the octopus into the bag so that none of the arms hang out.Time allowed for this - all morning.

Lesson 6
Forget the BMW and buy a mini-van. And don't think that you can leave it out in the driveway spotless and shining. Family cars don't look like that.1. Buy a chocolate ate ice cream cone and put it in the glove compartment. Leave it there.2. Get a dime. Stick it in the CD player.3. Take a family size package of chocolate cookies. Mash them into the back seat. Sprinkle cheerios all over the floor, then smash them with your foot.4. Run a garden rake along both sides of the car.

Lesson 7
Go to the local grocery store. Take with you the closest thing you can find to a pre-school child. (A full-grown goat is an excellent choice). If you intend to have more than one child, then definitely take more than one goat. Buy your week's groceries without letting the goats out of your sight. Pay for everything the goat eats or destroys. Until you can easily accomplish this, do not even contemplate having children.

Lesson 8
1. Hollow out a melon.2. Make a small hole in the side.3. Suspend it from the ceiling and swing it from side to side.4. Now get a bowl of soggy Cheerios and attempt to spoon them into the swaying melon by pretending to be an airplane.5. Continue until half the Cheerios are gone.6. Tip half into your lap. The other half, just throw up in the air.You are now ready to feed a nine- month-old baby.

Lesson 9
Learn the names of every character from Sesame Street , Barney, Disney, the Teletubbies, and Pokemon. Watch nothing else on TV but PBS, the Disney channel or Noggin for at least five years. (I know, you're thinking What's 'Noggin'?) Exactly the point.

Lesson 10
Make a recording of Fran Drescher saying 'mommy' repeatedly. (Important: no more than a four second delay between each 'mommy'; occasional crescendo to the level of a supersonic jet is required). Play this tape in your car everywhere you go for the next four years. You are now ready to take a long trip with a toddler.

Lesson 11
Start talking to an adult of your choice.. Have someone else continually tug on your skirt hem, shirt- sleeve, or elbow while playing the 'mommy' tape made from Lesson 10 above. You are now ready to have a conversation with an adult while there is a child in the room.

Monday, May 12, 2008

More Bellas and a PIF WINNER

This first one is of a the image thru a swap and cant remember his exact name....maybe surfafella? anyway, i think he is just tooo cute with his surfboard and the summery blue paper which has fun summer sayings all over it. The tag says "you are my sunshine" which is REALLY HARD TO SEE IN THIS PICTURE but easy to read in real life....hmmmm...any way i made it out of shrinky dink plastic....gotta luv the shrinky dink!

This next one is dogwalkabella and they were alot of fun to color. The saying is a little hard to read in this pic, so it says "you make me so happy I could wag my tail" Isnt that just too cute!
These are a couple of the cards I am sending to my sister's salon in Indianapolis... As part of our ISWA Cadet Nationals fundraising efforts........if you live up that way, you should check her out, (this is her bridal website, but you can get other info as well here) especially if you are planning a wedding...she specializes in bridal party preparation and wedding planning...she goes way above and beyond to make the brides day a fairytale experience! So if you can't tell, i think she does a Great Job!!!
And now to the PIF winner.......drum roll pleaz!.........................Congratulations Kim of please email me at with your personal information (address plz) so I can forward your blog candy by the end of the week!!!
Thanks for everyone who played along. I will do this again, maybe after my "visitors" hits 1k....hmmmm i will have to start thinking about that one. Have a wonderful and blessed Day!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

New Bella and How to be happy ALL the time!!!

I made this card with jammybella from and colored it with prismacolor pencils and gamsol. The sentiment is a stamp from Inkadinkado which i ordered through Loreen over at . She was great and was able to get me a whole lot of stamps from Inkadinkado that I was unable to find at my LSS. The flower is from K&Company and was part of a set that my Bella Sistah, Michele J., sent me.....she is an awesome bella sistah and always send me the coolest stuff!!!! I will post pics the next time I get HAPPY MAIL! hope you enjoy the card! and wouldn't it be great if we could just keep our PJ's on and watch cartoons ALL day!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

shout out to SheetLoad of Cards

I just found a new website that you just HAVE to check out. Their Magazine is featuring none other than the most excellente' Miss Emily from Stamping Bella. click on the links below and take a look see at what they have to offer!!!

The May issue of SheetLoad of Cards is sure to be another huge hit!
(Clicking on the link above will open to view the issue.)
This issue features stamps and Baubles from Stamping Bella and the work of our May Guest Artist, Lindsay Sasseville!
While you peruse this issue, and fall in love with all of the cute stamps that Emily sells in her store, you can just click on the card or stamp name and be taken directly to that page! Shopping for your new goodies will be so easy!
If you aren't already addicted to Stamping Bella stamps and accessories, it won't be much longer.

check out their blog too!!! they have some awesome stuff to see and learn from

PIF Blog Candy!!!

I am so excited!!! i have never won any blog candy before, but i was notified yesterday that I had won some PIF blog candy from Dannette over at which is sooo cool!!! so if you havent visited her blog, please go look ....she has some awesome stuff over there! Now as you all know, it is my turn to PIF, so that is what i am going to do.....all you need to do is comment on which of the cards on my blog you like the best and why to be eligible to win ( i dont know what u will be winning yet,but i will make sure it is AWESOME and that you will enjoy it!!!) I will take comments thru Sunday, May 11th and pick a random number Monday morning. so here is another card for you to take a looky at:

This one is the cutie cute miss pompomabella. She has been colored in with glitter pens in black and gold , cuz those are the colors to our high school!

and this is a picture of my handsome youngest for any of you who are interested in how he did last weekend at Indiana Freestyle State....he re-injured his thumb/wrist and we ended up in Immediate Care with a "sprain" diagnosis, luckily it was not broken, and he will be o.k. in a couple of weeks and o.k. to go ahead and start training for Team Indiana @ Nationals!!! Anyhoo, he still ended up taking 4th which is still nothing to be ashamed of (just not what everyone was expecting! ) Several of the other wrestlers came over to check on him when we got back and were really disappointed for him and themselves because they had all brought their "A-Games" and they would have been awesome matches to watch!!! So thank you to all who consistently send good luck and prayers his way, he has had an awesome season and we only expect it to continue getting better and better!!!

I promise some new creativity tomorrow. I started a few cards last night but got tired and didn't get them finished, but they will be done later today!